Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new bonus points promotion, starting in mid September and running for three months.
It isn’t hugely generous BUT it has virtually no small print and no silly restrictions, so there’s nothing to complain about. If you tend to do one-night stays in the cheaper brands it could work out nicely.
You must register via this link.
How many bonus Bonvoy points do I earn?
You earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per stay.
Note that this is per stay and not per night. There is no limit to the number of times you can earn the bonus, although it is not generous enough to justify changing hotels each night on a longer stay.
There is an additional bonus of 3,000 points on stays at all-inclusive resorts.
What are the key dates?
The offer runs from 14th September to 12th December.
You MUST register via this link before your stay.
Registration closes early on 28th November.
Existing bookings DO count – there is no need to rebook. Reward bookings do not count
Is this a good offer?
It’s not life-changing, but as every cash stay, every brand and every country are participating, Marriott Bonvoy has at least made it easy. You don’t need to rebook anything and there is no silly ‘starting with your 2nd stay’ rule.
I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p. This means that the bonus is worth £7.50 per stay.
£7.50 is not a terrible return if you are doing cheap one night stays – on a £75 bill it is another 10% back on top of your base points and any elite bonus. It is clearly a bad return if you are doing five nights for £3,000 at the St Regis Mallorca, reviewed here.
1,500 points is better than nothing, of course, so you should definitely sign up if you think you may have any Marriott stays over the three month promotion period.
You can register, and find out more, on this page of the Marriott website.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)